Constitutionality and the Affordable Care Act

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Dr. Matthew D. McHugh
Assistant Professor of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania


  • Public-health-policy researcher with expertise in the Affordable Care Act, the impact of public-health law and policy on vulnerable populations and the effects of nurse staffing-patient ratios on patient care
  • Nurse Faculty Scholar at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Source on the Affordable Care Act and the requirement that individuals maintain health coverage or face a tax penalty, the role of nurses in health-care reform, mandated nurse-patient ratios, the effects of nurse staffing and work environments on patient outcomes and hospital reimbursement and Medicare.